Our Mission

To provide stewardship for Hendricks Park through education, restoration and community support.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The 78 acres of Hendricks Park contain the Rhododendron Garden (15 acres), the Native Plant Garden (5 acres) and the 58-acre forest. The accessible location of the park provides a popular area for runners, walkers, and others who simply want to stroll through the gardens.

Friends of Hendricks Park help to upgrade trails, pull invasive weeds in the forest and Rhododendron Garden, and provide educational tours throughout the park. In recent years, the Native Plant Garden has become a significant aspect of the park, with new plantings, species labeling and weekly volunteer efforts, all supported in part by the Friends.

 

Hendricks Park News

Volunteer Update:  Early Fall, 2021

Volunteer Update: Early Fall, 2021

In the Rhododendron Garden, volunteers have been busy around the rock creek area and upper Summit Path. Many thousands of small weeds were pulled, lots of blackberry dug, and one bed was mulched. Combined with the fine gravel work done to repair the trails, this...

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Wildflower of the Month: Early Fall, 2021

Wildflower of the Month: Early Fall, 2021

Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis)  Coyote Brush is a deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, medium-sized shrub that blooms at a useful time of year, providing a nectar source for skipper butterflies and other native insects in the fall. Although it is more common at the...

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What’s Bloomin’: Early Fall, 2021

What’s Bloomin’: Early Fall, 2021

Korean Chrysanthemum Dendranthema sawadskii Korean Chrysanthemums are the latest blooming of all chrysanthemums, beginning their show in early autumn and lasting until a killing frost. They come in a wide variety of colors, from deep reds and magentas to pale yellows,...

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